2011-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

The Piper is a source for official Carnegie Mellon news from the Internal Communications Department. Published monthly during the academic year, the Piper includes stories about university research, the people who make that research happen, the students we all support, and the events and activities that make this university and its branch locations a vibrant place to live, work and learn.

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2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Truckin' to the Food Bank

Food BankCarnegie Mellon's 18th annual food drive, sponsored by Staff Council, donated 8,667 pounds of food and $3,982.90 to the Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank. MORE
Thursday, December 15, 2011

President Cohon Attends White House Meeting

ObamaCarnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon was called to the White House Dec. 5 to attend a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama and several other university presidents and chancellors to discuss making college more affordable for students.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Low Cost, High Expense?

Marcellus ShaleAnita Barkin is on a mission for public health. That's not surprising for Carnegie Mellon's director of Health Services, but this effort stretches far beyond the university's Pittsburgh campus. And far below.

Barkin's mission is to educate the public about the process and impacts of drilling into the Marcellus Shale for natural gas and to advocate for safeguards. Her message to the industry and government officials is to slow down and weigh all of the factors involved.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Inspire Innovation: Asia 2011

Inspire InnovationAlumni, parents and friends joined the Beijing alumni chapter for a special evening of news and updates featuring Jared L. Cohon and distinguished alumnus and former faculty member Kai-Fu Lee (SCS '88), chairman and CEO of Innovation Works and former head of Google China.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Artists of the Year Rubin, Peña Recognized

RubinCarnegie Mellon has swept the 2011 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA) Artist of the Year awards with faculty members Jon Rubin and John Pena taking home Artist of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year, respectively.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sustainability as a Way of Life

School of DesignThe School of Design wants to set a sustainable example. And it's doing so with a new faculty common room that features sustainably produced ceramic tile floor, natural clay paint, a reclaimed barn oak table and nontoxic plywood bookshelves. MORE